U.N. Secretary-General "deeply concerned" by provocations at Jerusalem's holy sites

October 13, 2014 1:26 PM

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Israeli authorities barred Palestinian worshippers from leaving the al Aqsa mosque during a tense standoff Monday morning, as Jewish worshippers entered the compound to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot.

An Israeli police spokesman told the New York Times that officers locked an unknown worshippers inside after they found stashes of “petrol bombs, stones, bottle rockets and fireworks” within the compound.

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